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We’ve got rising home prices but no housing crash in sight

Housing Wire

The key to the U.S. getting back on track economically is for its citizens to freely walk the earth again without the existential threat of COVID-19. The U.S. is getting closer and closer to meeting that goal, while other countries are still trying to control the virus.

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3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now

Keeping Current Matters

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is the perfect time to do so.

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Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Keeping Current Matters

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no longer fits their changing needs.

Downsizing Your Home? Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes

Redfin

Whether you’ve decided to eliminate debt from your life, or you’re first time empty nesters ready for a new chapter, now may be the time to downsize your home. But before you start, it’s important to understand that there are many potential missteps along the way.

Bidding Wars Are Most Common Reason Active Buyers Can’t Make Purchase

Eyes on Housing

An earlier post revealed that 64% of buyers who were actively engaged in the process of finding a home in the first quarter of 2021 have spent upwards of 3 months searching for a home without success.

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Rent to Own: What You Need to Know About Renting to Own

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Rent to Own Homes—The Basics Have you heard about the potential to rent to own? Lots of people wonder how rent-to-own purchases work. You have probably seen advertisements for rent-to-own properties at one time or another.

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Renting a PODS Moving Container: What to Know

RIS Media

Are you considering renting a PODS moving and storage container? Getting PODS for your next move will certainly help you save money compared to hiring professional movers to do it for you.

Before making a 20% mortgage down payment, read this

The Mortgage Report

Making a large downpayment is not the conservative investment you believe it is. The risks of putting 20% down on a home are real. Know what you should do. Mortgage Strategy FHA Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Welcomes Four New Affiliated Companies Under Inclusive Ownership Program

Coldwell Banker

The Coldwell Banker brand furthers its commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in real estate, bringing the number of affiliated companies that joined via the program to 14.

6 things you should do after moving into your new home

Housing Wire

You’re all moved into your new home – now what? Unfortunately, there’s still work to be done until you can sit back and relax. And no, we’re not talking about scrolling through Pinterest for decor inspiration.

Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?

Keeping Current Matters

So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this year and going into 2022, ultimately making it more expensive to borrow money for a home loan.

Commission claim dismissed – buyer representation agreement ruled unenforceable

REM Online

The following content may have been republished here without the author's permission. The original post can be found at the following URL: Commission claim dismissed – buyer representation agreement ruled unenforceable.

47% of Home Buyers Want an Exercise Room

Eyes on Housing

NAHB’s latest survey on consumer preferences – What Home Buyers Really Want – asked recent and prospective buyers about the desirability of an exercise room in the home. Results show that 47% of buyers rate an exercise room essential or desirable.

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How to apply for a VA home loan: Process and requirements

The Mortgage Report

Learn how to apply for a VA home loan. Follow this step-by-step process to access your VA home loan benefits and buy or refinance a house at a low rate. First-Time Home Buyers VA Loans

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Regulatory costs add nearly $94K to new home prices

Housing Wire

A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders found that regulations imposed by all levels of government on new homes account for $93,870, or 23.8%, of the current average sales price ($397,300).

Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate

Keeping Current Matters

It’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a crash in prices later this year. In fact, Google reports that the search for “When is the housing market going to crash?”

Newsmaker Spotlight: Bryan Greene on Combating Bias and Discrimination in Real Estate

RIS Media

Bryan Greene , vice president, Policy Advocacy at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), represents NAR in Washington on all regulatory and legislative matters related to fair housing.

Gates Portfolio

BubbleInfo

Their fascinating collection of real estate is reviewed here, including their two local properties: [link]. Interesting Houses

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Residential Construction Employment Rose Slightly in April

Eyes on Housing

Job gains unexpectedly slowed in April as states lifted COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and more people are vaccinated. Total payroll employment rose by only 266,000 and the unemployment rate increased to 6.1% in April. This was a surprisingly disappointing report on the macro level.

Mortgage rates remain under 3% for third week in a row

Housing Wire

For the third consecutive week, mortgage rates managed to remain under 3%, dropping three basis points last week to an average of 2.96%, according to Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS.

It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Forbearance

Keeping Current Matters

Over the past year, the pandemic made it challenging for some homeowners to make their mortgage payments. Thankfully, the government initiated a forbearance program to provide much-needed support.

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Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium End in Sight, What Next?

RIS Media

The end of federal foreclosure and eviction moratoriums is on the horizon, leaving many wondering, “what’s next?”

If You Must Hide What You’re Doing, Maybe Don’t Do That

Notorious ROB

Yesterday, I posted something small just to my friends on Facebook as an illustration of an issue that Sam DeBord and I discussed at length earlier in the week: how brokerages and agents were gaming Clear Cooperation Policy with its office exclusives loophole.

Prospective Buyers Are Quickly Becoming Active Buyers

Eyes on Housing

Of the 16% of American adults considering a future home purchase in the first quarter of 2021, 63% have moved beyond planning and are actively trying to find one to buy, up from the comparable 49% share a year earlier.

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What a dismal jobs report means for the housing market

Housing Wire

April was supposed to be the month that proved America’s economy had definitively kicked back into full gear. After all, roughly one million jobs were added in March , roughly 40% of the population had achieved vaccination, and key sectors of the economy planned large-scale reopenings.

Realtor safety: When a predator makes contact

REM Online

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5 Things Your Real Estate Website Should Have

RIS Media

When having a website, there are a few elements that you should have in place to generate leads. Not only should your SEO be on point, but your site should be easy to use and have the right content. Neighborhoods.

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Just Listed! Mid-Mod Meets Tomorrow!

The Living Room

35 N Morgan St. Portland, Oregon 97211. Timeless Piedmont bricker with a sunny disposition! While away the day in the filtered light of the living room, then snuggle up by the retro rock fireplace.

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15 Most Popular Home Styles Across the U.S.

Redfin

No matter where you live, you’ll likely encounter a wide variety of architectural home styles just by driving through your neighborhood. From extravagant to quaint, homes across the U.S. hold their own unique beauty and characteristics just like the people who inhabit them.

Lone Wolf acquires LionDesk and Homespotter

Housing Wire

Real estate software company Lone Wolf Technologies announced Monday the acquisition of two real estate technology companies, LionDesk and Homespotter. Lone Wolf currently serves more than 1.5 million real estate professionals in Canada and the U.S.

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